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Garden Salsa ~ Fresh or Fermented

Isn’t it funny how we change? As a kid I thought it despicable to mix things together. My food had to be separated on my plate and not touching each other. Oh, did I miss out or what?! Things like submarine sandwiches and salsa grossed me out (yes, I’m dating myself, I know). Now, I am an avid foodie that finds pure joy in creating and mixing food together (see RECIPES). Grab your garden goodies and lets get our food groove on for this garden salsa.

Fresh or Fermented Garden Salsa for Nourishing Food | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

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This is the time of year for me when my garden is bursting out all over and can be slightly overwhelming. I gathered this in 5 minutes of one day, so you can see I am absolutely blessed.

Fresh Garden Tomatoes for Fermented Salsa by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

While I love to process my tomatoes into juice and sauce with my Victorio Strainer, sometimes I hoard a stash to make this delicious (and nutritious) garden salsa as we consider it a staple in our diet.

Can you blame me when it can be done in 30 minutes or less or even beefed up with probiotics by fermentation that will keep my gut in check all year long? No canning!

All you need are these basic fresh ingredients.

Fresh from the Garden Ingredients for a Healthy Garden Salsa - Fresh or Fermented by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

These are my favorite handy tools to make the job even quicker.

Tools for Making the Best Garden Salsa - Fresh or Fermented | www.prodigalpieces.com

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In a few steps you’ll be enjoying the fruits of your labor.

Fresh Cut Tomato Straight from the Garden | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Don’t have a garden? Head to your local farmer’s market to find the best chemical-free fruits. They love it when you start up a conversation about their produce. It’s their passion!

For me, I prefer a chunky salsa on certain recipes and a blended version for others. My favorite way to eat it is on a fried egg for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. YUM.

Fermented Salsa on Fried Egg with Fruit Salad for a Nourishing Breakfast by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

I do a couple varieties to keep it fun, but almost always ferment to get that enzyme and probiotic kick that keeps our gut healthy. We ferment our ketchup, mustard, cortido (Latin American sauerkraut), kefir, yogurt and more.

Since we have some in our family with dairy issues, we don’t always use whey, but rather the salt substitution instead. What is whey? The liquified portion you can skim off of your home-cultured dairy. It offers so many benefits to use. Or if you need to find a culture, I have nothing but excellent things to say about Cultures for Health. We use many of their products.
Adding Salt to Fermented Garden Salsa by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Garden Salsa ~ Fresh or Fermented

Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free Pico de Gallo (Salsa Fresca)

  • 6 medium tomatoes (diced (seeded & peeled optional))
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 1 large bell pepper (chopped)
  • 2 mild banana (mild) peppers (chopped)
  • 1 small chile pepper (chopped (optional for heat))
  • 6-8 cloves garlic (peeled & chopped)
  • 1 bunch cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 small lemons (or 3 limes) (juiced)
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 4 Tablespoons whey (if not available, use additional 1 tablespoon salt)
  1. Wash and prepare ingredients as described above.
  2. Mix together in large bowl for a chunky salsa, or add to your food processor for a lightly blended salsa.
  3. Enjoy fresh or add to a quart-sized jar. For fermentation, press down lightly until ingredients are covered with liquid, making sure vegetables are at least 1″ below top of jar. Add a bit of water if needed.
  4. Cover tightly and keep at room temperature for about 2 days before transferring to cold storage. Will keep for up to 6 months in a refrigerator.
  5. Add it to your daily grind to beef up your nutrition on anything the suits your fancy. Enjoy!

To learn more about how to prepare foods the way they were intended, I cannot recommend enough the book, Nourishing Traditions. It is not your average cookbook full of recipes, but also oodles of information that will have you reading for hours.

Eating a nourished diet doesn’t have to be hard or break the bank. This mama to 6 is all about making the most of our time and resources. Do pin and share my garden salsa recipe to inspire others to try it too!

Fresh or Fermented Garden Salsa with Probiotics by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

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Comments

    • Larissa says

      We’re eating it for lunch now…this made me hungry to write! 😀

  1. Jaime says

    Oooh, Larissa — this salsa looks and sounds delicious! I love the idea of using it on eggs!

    • Larissa says

      I hated eggs as a kid and have grown to crave them, so the salsa is the icing on the cake for me. We’re actually having an egg dish with salsa for lunch today!

  2. Marie from The Interior Frugalista says

    Sounds yummy! I’ve never tried salsa on eggs but your picture makes it look delish. Pinning to share and bookmark because I have a basket full of tomatoes from our garden.

    • Larissa says

      I hope you got a chance to make some! We inhaled ours…time to make more. 😀

  3. Carol Martin says

    Salsa is a staple in my house. I used to can every year until all the kids left home and we moved to Mexico. Now back in the States I have started making making my own salsa again, as well as cranberry sauce and applesauce. As there are just the 2 of us 1 batch lasts all year. Well not the salsa! I have to make 2 batches of salsa at a time as hubby likes spicy and I am a wimp. I will try the fermenting tho ( never have before) as I need the extra probiotics. Thank you!!!

    • Larissa says

      It is a wonderful staple to have…so yummy and nourishing too! 😀 I have to do the same. Hot batches for some and sane batches for me and kids. haha. 😉

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